Table 4 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Number of Vehicles and Alcohol involvement: 2002

Table 4 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Number of Vehicles and Alcohol involvement: 2002

Excel | CSV

Number of vehicles Fatalities Alcohol involvement Percent
Occupants 37,232 14,862 40
Single-vehicle crashes 18,564 9,170 49
Two-vehicle crashes 15,541 4,716 30
More than two-vehicle crashes 3,127 976 31
Pedestrians 4,808 2,278 47
Single-vehicle crashes 4,404 2,054 47
Multiple-vehicle crashes 404 224 55
Pedalcyclists 662 244 37
Single-vehicle crashes 625 230 37
Multiple-vehicle crashes 37 14 38
Others/unknown 113 37 33
Total 42,815 17,419 41

Note: A fatal crash is considered alcohol-related if either a driver or a nonmotorist had a measurable or estimated blood alcohol concentration of 0.01 grams per deciliter or greater. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates alcohol involvement when test results are unknown.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Database, personal communication, October 2003.